The Gestalt IT Rundown returns, bringing you another week’s worth of IT news. Tom Hollingsworth and Richard Stroffolino discuss the Cisco acquisition of July Systems, DockerHub hosting crytojacking images, a reported national privacy plan, AT&T – Time Warner merger approval, and more.
Branch offices need more than just a WAN. They need user policies, security for IoT, and more. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the new Software Defined Branch offering from Aruba and discusses how it can help organizations building on their WAN for the future.
Luigi Danakos looks at how VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network can create policies that have actionable insights, but more importantly are easily configured and rolled out across the organization. This kind of flexibility is vital to achieve data segregation and peace of mind.
With Cisco Live US happening this week in Orlando, we decided to share a throwback episode featuring Rob Rodgers and Mils Swart of Skyport Systems. Skyport was recently acquired by Cisco in February. It’ll be interesting to see how Cisco uses this talent to address the security concerns raised in this episode.
As networks grow and applications spread to across clouds and sites, enforcing and setting policy often bumps against the harsh realities of scale. Juniper Networks’ Contrail platform gives you the tools to automate policy creation and easily visualize any gaps.
Tom Hollingsworth is on the ground at Cisco Live US 2018, live blogging the keynote. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins will be speaking at 10:30am ET. Catch the live stream here and share your thoughts as well.
Managing access control lists on firewalls is a time consuming affair that often leads to significant frustration. There needs to be an easy way of making sure that these constructs are successfully maintained. Tom Hollingsworth looks at a new SolarWinds tool from Tech Field Day 16 and how Network Insight for Cisco ASA has features to help you control your access lists.
VMware announced their Virtual Cloud Network at Dell Technologies World. In this post, Jon Klaus looks at how Virtual Cloud Network can speed up deployments, as well as make public and private clouds communicate securely.
Application monitoring has become difficult when you’re dealing with SaaS. ThousandEyes uses a unique architecture to monitor the Internet itself as a network, and provide visibility into your SaaS supply chain.